*taps microphone* Is this thing on?
Wow, it’s been a long time hasn’t it? I can explain. What do you do when you’ve reached a point in life where it’s time to really decide if the one thing you love will bring you what you need to be a contributing member of society?
I love wrestling. I love wrestling just as much as its biggest fan. I’ve seen a ton of wrestling, I know a ton about wrestling all while not knowing enough. Unfortunately as I’ve stated plenty of times being a pro wrestler was never in the cards for me due to being born with cerebral palsy. As a kid I never really had to focus on how my disability would affect my ability to do things that I love. I wanted to pitch for the Yankees or better yet be a WWE Superstar. It’s kind of silly to think about now. Not in a mean spirited way but come on, really? The good thing was my mind always looked for a loophole. I can’t pitch for the Yankees but I’m a pretty good writer, I’ll write for them! That quickly fizzled out when I realized that I didn’t know baseball how I thought I knew baseball. But I do know wrestling. I know A LOT about wrestling.
So I started The Wrestling Chronicle. Out of all the projects and ventures I’ve started The Wrestling Chronicle has outlasted them all. Through a hospital stay where I almost died and two failed relationships, TWC has lived on. It’s lived on not because I love TWC itself but because I love wrestling. I love talking wrestling. I love meeting people who love wrestling as much as I do. Thanks to TWC I truly feel like I have friends all over the world. Because of TWC I’ve gotten to talk wrestling with actual professional wrestlers! That work for places like WWE and AEW! I’m sure that’s not a big deal for guys like Meltzer or for websites like Fightful.com who continuously put out wrestling news content on a top notch level, but for a guy like me who has an addiction to the magic of pro wrestling just knowing that I’m doing work in an industry that I love so much…it means everything.
So that brings us to now. Covid-19 really screwed things up huh? No matter what your stance is you have to admit the majority of wrestling finding a way to push through is pretty freaking cool. I was planning on stepping away for a bit as I was burnt out from giving myself an unrealistic workload on top of dealing with the end of a relationship. As evil as Covid-19 is it couldn’t have came at a better time. It was a the perfect excuse to step back and breathe a little. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting that itch. It’s not an itch like, “Man I miss covering wrestling for the site.” It was more of an itch that said I’ve put in too much work just to let it just sit there. The time, the money, and I’m just going to stop? I’m going to stop yet still watch wrestling everyday for the majority of the day? That just seems dumb. You don’t give up on things you love. You don’t give up on the dreams that can make you a better person.
I’ve learned that now more than ever I have to do things my way. I can’t put mandatory goals like views and landing interviews in front of me because at the first sign of struggle I’m already thinking it was a bad idea. So with that said it’s time to get back to business. I’m not going to say you’re going to get a daily stream of content that I’m going to beg to view and share but when an idea strikes or I feel like covering a show it’ll happen. Hopefully other people will take advantage of the open door policy that TWC has always had. I don’t care if you have a journalism degree or not, if you have content you would like to share that engages others to discuss wrestling and you need a platform, I got the space.
So I hope you all enjoyed my love letter to wrestling. Send good vibes in hopes that The Wrestling Chronicle can stick around for another seven years. I’m going to need it.